Archive - Aug 2003
There is a commonly-held belief that great art is the product of great suffering, and a tendency to romanticize the notion of what it means to be an artist. In order to create art of significance the artist must therefore be poor, under-fed, miserable... and alone.
I've decided what I want to be when I grow up â€“ a successful, but misunderstood comedian whose professional laughs hide a life of personal woe, and who, after a time, confuses his own persona with that of his public one. I think it'll be a fresh way to hit the comedy world, and a totally non-cliche life story to be remembered for.
Can you imagine?
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 31, 2003 - 23:01
It's time for Community Interview #6. This time Tycho & Gabe of Penny Arcade have agreed to answer your questions. Here's how it works -- post your question to Tycho & Gabe in a comment in response to this post.
ONE QUESTION PER COMMENT, PLEASE.
If you see another question you think is interesting, moderate it up. If you see something not so useful, moderate it down. We'll take questions for two weeks, until Friday, September 12th. We'll send the top ten questions to Tycho & Gabe to answer.
Depending on who you ask, he's either the guru behind the webcomics revolution, bringing thousands online with ideas of infinite canvases and micropayments dancing in their heads, or some guy who wrote some books about comics and had nothing to do with those first webcomics pioneers.
Well, either's true.
Scott McCloud answered some questions put out by you, the Comixpedia community. And boy did he ever answer them.
As arguably one of the most well-known and oldest anthropomorphic animal (or "furry") comics on the Internet (indeed, having gone online in 1996, it may be among the oldest webcomics, period), Sabrina Online, created by Eric W. Schwartz, has been cited as inspiration for many Internet artists. Like Helen of Troy, the title character may be the face that launched a thousand strips.
Carl Jung called it the Shadow, though it's most commonly referred to as the Alter-Ego these days – a way of understanding how the different, and occasionally disparate parts of our personality relate to one another. The alter ego is that reflection of our inner-selves that we project into the outer world.
Submitted by GraveyardGreg on August 31, 2003 - 01:09
Submitted by genome108 on August 30, 2003 - 21:36
Keenspace comic New Project celebrates its one year anniversary today. (August 30th). New Project has also recently finished its first chapter, "The House At The End Of The Road", and begun the second, "Drifting Through The Void". Although the comic has been on hiatus for the last few weeks, it will return to a daily schedule starting September 1st.
Submitted by TCampbell on August 29, 2003 - 12:37
The subscription site for action-adventure webcomics is set to launch September 15.
Edited by T Campbell, the site will feature thirty regular strips, including:
Die Bitch Die by Edmund Wong
Digger by Ursula Vernon
Felicity by John Troutman
Flick by Mikael Oskarsson
The Guardians by Graveyard Greg (with T Campbell) and Webtroll
Gun Street Girl by Barb Lien-Cooper and Ryan Howe
Interplanetary Grift by Jim Keplinger
Killroy and Tina by Justin Pierce
The License by Matthew Shepherd and Diego Jourdan
Mnemesis by Sylvan Migdal
Mythos and Magick by Jamie Robertson and Erin Zerbe
NonPersons by Amber "Glych" Greenlee
Ram by Brian Daniel
Rip & Teri by T Campbell and John Waltrip
Skirting Danger by Meredith Gran
She's a Nightmare by Jesse Chen
Soul Chaser Betty by Brian Babendererde (BMAN)
The Twisting by The Marvelous Patric
Vigil by Juan Navarro Navarro
Vigilante, Ho! by John Troutman and Meaghan Quinn
These strips range from urban fantasy to steampunk to Western comedy to traditional superhero to spy romance to horror to crime drama. "But they all have two things in common," says Campbell. "They all contain ass-kicking action, and they all, themselves, kick ass."
Graphic Smash has not finalized its entire lineup, and is extending its original submissions deadline. "We're keeping a few slots open for late arrivals," Campbell said, "so if you can get a couple of samples and a synopsis together and to me by September 8, you've still got a shot."
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 28, 2003 - 17:23
The NY TIMES (free reistration required) has an article on Mike and Matt Chapman, the creators of Homestar Runner, which is gaining some notice amongst musicians and music video-types. They apparently have a CD of music from the site coming out soon.